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Submission Deadline

Sep 16, 2022

Tyler School of Art and Architecture is now accepting nominations for the Creative Scholars Program which will be held in-person for fall 2022 and spring 2023. This program is a year-long full scholarship pre-college program offered on Saturdays for ten weeks in the fall semester and ten weeks in the spring semester. The program is open to 10th, 11th and 12th grade public high school and charter students. Students will develop technical skills and participate in college level classes. The Creative Scholars Program is designed to ensure students are prepared for the college application process.

Participants have the opportunity to study with Tyler faculty members in the school’s state-of-the-art facilities. The curriculum will provide in-depth learning experiences that will enable students to advance their work and include extensive portfolio preparation. Students will get the opportunity to use professional art tools as well as digital creative applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, AfterEffects and more. All materials and media required for the courses in the program are provided for the students.

If you have any questions please call or email our Creative Scholars Program Specialist: 215-777-9010, For general inquiries and questions email 

Nomination Process
Philadelphia high school teachers and guidance counselors can nominate up to four students for this program.

The Apply Now button will open our Creative Scholars Program application form. Students will be asked to include required information about themselves, their guardian(s), and their teacher or guidance counselor who is their nominator, along with a quick questionnaire, a short essay response, and a portfolio submission. The nominator will get sent a link via email to complete their nomination(s) once the student has completed the application. The nomination submission deadline is August 19, 2022. After this deadline, all applications/nominations will be reviewed and the Creative Scholars Program will notify each student regarding their application. Students should expect a notification regarding their application 3-4 weeks after the application deadline.